October - March
8am-5pm 7 Days a Week
April - September
8am-7pm 7 Days a Week
Chino Hills State Park
Max. Trailer Lengths
Trailer: 28 Feet
Camper/Motorhome: 28 Feet
October - March
Driving Directions to Chino Hills SP
Camping and Lodging
Online reservations are not available for this park.
Brochures and Campground Maps
Upcoming Park Events
No events scheduled at this moment.
Come Join us! Every Saturday for a different activity at the Discovery Center! Free for all
Click here for the complete schedule and more information Calendar of events at the Discovery Center
A Brief look at April
April 23 – Sun catcher Activity craft for children 10 am - 1 pm, supplies limited
Example available at the Discovery Center
April 30 – Nature Walk with Robin Huber @ 8 am
Place: Meet at the Chino Hills State Park Discovery Center parking lot ($5.00 parking fee).
Description: A two-hour easy hike up Telegraph Canyon Trail and back. Guided by park volunteer Robin Huber. We will look for and identify some of the typical plants and animals that make Chino Hills SP their home. Wear comfortable shoes, a hat, and sunglasses. Bring a light jacket if the morning is cool, and sunscreen if it is bright and sunny. Binoculars for spotting birds will be useful. Rain cancels.
BANE CANYON ROAD IS NOW OPEN!
4721 Sapphire Rd, Chino Hills, CA 91709
Park hours - 8am to 7pm Sun-Sat
When the park is open most trails are available with the exception of Hills for Everyone Trail, which is closed due to severe erosion and fallen trees onto the trail. North Ridge Trail is closed between where it intersects Telegraph Canyon Trail to Gilman Trail. Currently Gilman Peak is accessible only by using the Gilman Trail, Sycamore Trail, or McDermont Trail from the Telegraph Canyon Trail. The portion of North Ridge Trail which is affected is closed due to severe erosion.
To protect the natural resources in the park and keep visitors from harm, the trails can be closed temporarily when adverse conditions such a significant rain occurs. The trails will close for approximately 48 hours after rain level amounts of 1/4 inch or more. Trails will also close when the National Weather Service indicates Red Flag conditions for the region which includes Chino Hills State Park. Access into the park and park trails is prohibited when the park is closed. Signs will be posted at the legal entrances into the park, this webpage will be updated as well as the Chino Hills State Park Facebook page. We appreciate your cooperation and assistance in protecting the park and providing a safe place to recreate
Chino Hills State Park is open daily - 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
Visit the Discovery Center!
Now open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Located at 4500 Carbon Canyon Road in Brea, CA
Offering visitor parking, restrooms, a meeting room and outdoor amphitheater with an upcoming interpretive trail and Exhibit Hall
Parking fees are now only $5.00 for day use!
Chino Hills State Park is unique in that it provides refuge for both biodiversity and solitude to the visitors who enjoy their outdoor experiences. There is no other location in the LA Basin were people can drive a short distance and be swept away with scenic vistas, hike, bike or ride a horse on over 90 miles of trails. At 14,102 acres the park is managed as an open space habitat where all plant and animal life are protected.
For more information and updates please call: 714-524-2471 (Discovery Center) or 941-780-6222 (Sector Office)
Fees - Day-use: $5.00 per vehicle
Camping: $30.00 per night
Extra Vehicle: $5.00 per night
Pay cash or check to kiosk attendant or at the self-pay Iron Ranger box next to the kiosk.
Camping - Chino Hills Campground is now open 7 days a week. Campsites are first come first serve.
The gates are locked in the evenings during the following hours:
- 5:00pm October 1st - 1st Saturday in April
- 7:00pm 1st Sunday in April - September 30th
Gates open at 7:00 am.
When gates are locked, there is no vehicle access into or out of the campground.
EMERGENCIES AFTER THE PARK IS CLOSED – CALL 911
Information regarding the gate closure is available at the park and online at the State Park website. While some campers may be inconvenienced by the nightly closure, an extra level of security is provided by eliminating vehicles driving in the park that are not associated with campers. Not having these vehicles in the park at night reduces the hazard to children and pedestrians, reduces noise and vandalism, and reduces opportunities for theft of camping gear.
Campfires - ARE NOT PERMITTED As of May 21, 2012
Park Closure - The park will close for at least 48 hours following rain of more than one quarter inch. High clay content in the soil causes “greased” trails and roads. Use during this time makes hiking, bicycling and equestrian activities hazardous and causes severe rutting of trail and road surfaces. The park is also closed during times of extreme fire danger, when the National Weather Service announces a Red Flag Warning.
Trails - For safety’s sake, stay on designated trails and don’t hike alone. Be aware of wildlife, especially rattlesnakes.
Dogs - Dogs are not allowed at Chino Hills State Park except at Bane Canyon Road, McLean Overlook, the Rolling M Ranch and in the campgrounds. They must be on leash at all times and are not allowed in the backcountry or on trails. Pets must not be left alone at any time. Dogs are not allowed at any other location.
Speed Limit - 15 mph for all vehicles and bicycles.
Vehicles off road - Motor vehicles may not be driven off road or in the back country.
Drinking Water - Available at the Chino Hills State Park Discovery Center, the Rolling M Ranch area, and the Equestrian Staging area.
Smoking - Smoking is allowed in the campground only when campfires are also permitted.
Trash - Pack it in, pack it out!
Weapons - Weapons of any kind are prohibited.
Collecting - Animals, plants, rocks, dirt and artifacts are protected by law and may not be disturbed or collected.
Nearby State Parks
California Citrus State Historic Park
9400 Dufferin Avenue
Riverside, California 92504
Lake Perris State Recreation Area
11 miles south of Riverside
17801 Lake Perris Drive
Perris, California 92571
Location - Directions
Chino Hills State Park is nestled in the foothills surrounded by the communities of Corona, Chino Hills, Yorba Linda, and Brea. The State Routes 57, 71, 91, and 142 border or are the near the park for easy travelling and accessibility from almost anywhere in Southern California.
You can access the park and the trails from:.
Chino Hills State Park Discovery Center - Brea
4500 Carbon Canyon Road (State Route 142)
Brea, California 92823
Quarter Horse Drive Trailhead - Yorba Linda
Quarter Horse Drive is located off of Fairmont Blvd. in the city of Yorba Linda.
Fairmont Blvd. intersects Yorba Linda Blvd. between Imperial Highway and the 91 freeway.
Sapphire Road - Chino Hills
The park entrance located at 4721 Sapphire Road (Elinvar Road) in Chino Hills
From SR71 head West on Soquel Canyon Road turn left onto Elinvar Rd.
Available Activities and Facilities at Chino Hills State Park
Env. Learning/Visitor Center
Exhibits and Programs
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Drinking Water Available